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hockeyguitar99 12/23/08 11:00 AM

In:Aviate - 1985
 
In:Aviate - 1985
Record Label: Rise Recods
Release Date: October 14, 2008


In:Aviate don’t seem to fit in. On a record label with a huge number of metalcore superstar wannabes and one better-than-most pop-punk band, they seem to be overlooked solely due to the company that they keep. They’ve been compared to progressive rock mainstays Circa Survive, which is no small compliment. They take the best parts of Circa Survive’s sound and polish up the poorer qualities to create a record that Anthony Green and company haven’t pulled off quite yet.

The album opens with a declaration of their diversity and talents. “In The End,” an entirely instrumentally opener, displays progressive rock and metal influences. Neither influence is abrasive enough to truly drive the song. The second track is where the lead vocalist, Ryan Randall, gets his opportunity to display diversity, switching between high and low pitches, as well as belting out a few screams while he’s at it.

Lyrically and conceptually, the album borrows the idea from the classic novel 1984. Based off of a feeling of helplessness, the fact that we have little control over our lives is one that is easy for the listener to connect with. A big display of this is on the second track “Redefining Automation." The line “I sold my soul for a bit of certainty/Then I spent it all buying into your beliefs” stands out in the track because of how well it follows the album's core idea.

The first time I finished this album, I was satisfied, but not necessarily impressed. Many listens later, I finish the album with a smile on my face and the knowledge that this is one of the better progressive rock records I’ve heard and one of the best new bands I’ve heard. If these guys play their cards right and if they get the tours, they have the sound and they could be huge.

Recommended if You LikeSaosin; Circa Survive

myspace.com/inaviate

WhoSaidThat? 01/03/09 09:33 PM

Good review, Brad. Might check this one out, actually.

hockeyguitar99 01/03/09 09:59 PM

If anyone is wondering why the score for Circa's record On Letting Go got a higher score than this, it's because I have made my scoring a bit harsher.

hockeyguitar99 01/03/09 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by WhoSaidThat? (Post 31399222)
Good review, Brad. Might check this one out, actually.

I'd recommended it. It's really a good record.

WhoSaidThat? 01/03/09 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by hockeyguitar99 (Post 31402042)
I'd recommended it. It's really a good record.

Cool. I like your reviews, man.

hockeyguitar99 01/03/09 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by WhoSaidThat? (Post 31403582)
Cool. I like your reviews, man.

Thank you!

WhoSaidThat? 01/03/09 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by hockeyguitar99 (Post 31404292)
Thank you!

No prob.

circatbs 01/03/09 10:53 PM

Good review man. This is a real good CD, Rise really needs to promote these guys more.

hockeyguitar99 01/03/09 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by circatbs (Post 31407502)
Good review man. This is a real good CD, Rise really needs to promote these guys more.

I wish these guys would get on a credible label. Rise gets some much crap, and they are going to get grouped in with the shit, and it's not fair to a great band.

circatbs 01/03/09 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by hockeyguitar99 (Post 31409582)
I wish these guys would get on a credible label. Rise gets some much crap, and they are going to get grouped in with the shit, and it's not fair to a great band.

I agree. Rise has some pretty good bands, but some that are absolutely terrible. (Breathe Carolina? WTF!?). I think they would do really well on a label like Equal Vision or something.

hockeyguitar99 01/03/09 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by circatbs (Post 31410502)
I agree. Rise has some pretty good bands, but some that are absolutely terrible. (Breathe Carolina? WTF!?). I think they would do really well on a label like Equal Vision or something.

I was just going to say that, but they just signed Closure In Moscow so they probably don't need another up and coming prog rock act.

LongDistanceDrunk 01/04/09 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by hockeyguitar99 (Post 31409582)
I wish these guys would get on a credible label. Rise gets some much crap, and they are going to get grouped in with the shit, and it's not fair to a great band.

Thanks for the review. Holy fuck this band is great. I have never heard a Rise Records band worth listening to besides TYGB. I still haven't decided if this is better or worse or too similar to Circa Survive but this band need to get the fuck off of Rise Records.

fakeplastictree 01/04/09 03:00 AM

great record. this band isn't getting the enough credit.

bonefacekillah 01/04/09 03:51 AM

great review. more people need to get into this band.

B.J 01/04/09 04:59 PM

:)
 
I saw this band and photographed them about a month ago when they were on tour with Ivoryline.
Ive listened to their EP aswell as the new record. I love it. Not only are they amazing performers , but they are the nicest most down to earth band I have ever met.
I recommend you listen to the older CD aswell as the new one.
I hate how they dont get reconized like they should & deserve. Hopefully 2009 will bring them even more success. because they dont just write music to write it. It has a lot of meaning behind it. And Ryan's voice is amazing.:wave: